Mick Keogh is the Executive Director of the Australian Farm Institute, Agricultural Commissioner for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, and Food Agility Board Member. He holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in agriculture, both obtained at the University of NSW. His career has included periods of employment as a farm manager, a University researcher, an agribusiness consultant and an agricultural lobbyist and policy advisor. In 2003 he was appointed Executive Director of the Australian Farm Institute. In 2011 he was appointed Chairperson of the Australian Government panel to review drought policy in Australia. Following this, from 2012-2015 he acted as Chairman of the Australian Government’s National Rural Advisory Council which preceded his ACCC appointment. Mick is also a member of the Australian Government’s Emission Reduction Assurance Council, the CSIRO Sustainable Agriculture Flagship Advisory Council, and the Council of the University of Western Sydney Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment.